The Lace Embroidered Darianna Dress

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The Coast Darianna Embroidered Pink Dress

Thank you so much to all of you who wished me a lovely birthday! I celebrated at the Noahs Ark Zoo Farm in Bristol on Friday with Adam and my mum, as you know, and it was fantastic. I know many of you have seen on my Snapchat and Instagram (LornaRaindrops) the videos and photos, but it was great. There was a parrot named George who seemed to be really fond of me and loved to dance at the same time as me. We got to see giraffes, elephants, tigers and lions and bears, oh my, and so many more animals. It was fantastic. I actually can’t wait to go back there and actually feed some of the animals in the interaction area. We also made a flour-less chocolate cake for me to have and that turned out really good! I’m pleased that I didn’t have to miss out on a birthday cake just because I can’t have grains anymore.

Getting to this outfit though, I felt really drawn to this Coast Darianna Embroidered Lace Dress in Pink when I saw it online and thought it would make such a lovely change to the usual colours and styles that I go for. It’s a full dress, but it has an embroidered lace top half and a pleated draped skirt for the bottom, which I think is really unique. It almost looks white in these photos, but it’s a very pale, blush pink shade so it does have a hint of colour to it. To keep everything light and airy, I styled the Coast Darianna Dress with my Tamara Mellon Nude Heels for some height and a classic appeal, then finished it off with my Chloe Nano Drew in Off White to keep everything neutral. I just opted for a couple of pearl bracelets and that was it for this outfit. I didn’t want to go over the top, add in any colour, or make it too detailed. I think simplicity was the key here to make the dress stand out and look elegant. What do you think of it?

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What I Was Wearing:
Dress – Coast (similar)
Shoes – Tamara Mellon (similar)
Bag – Chloe (similar)



  1. Ali
    August 8, 2016 / 6:05 pm

    What a lovely dress. Glad you had a good birthday and a lovely day out x

    • August 10, 2016 / 1:33 pm

      Thank you so much!

  2. August 8, 2016 / 6:50 pm

    It’s a beautiful and subtle shade of pink for certain. 🙂 My new laptop seems pretty good with colours compared to the old one.

    Anyway, it’s a really pretty dress. It looks very summery and quite delicate too. The setting is really nice too and these scenes look like they could almost be illustrations in a childrens’ picture story book. Lovely. 🙂

    Your birthday celebration sounds wonderful. 😀 I’ll bet George is looking forward to your next visit as much as you are! 😉

    • August 10, 2016 / 1:34 pm

      Thank you, Steven 🙂 So pleased you like the dress and the location. I thought it was quite magical and fairy tale inspired when we spotted it. Happy it worked out! I think George should be excited 😀

  3. August 8, 2016 / 10:31 pm

    When I saw the first photo, I said OH MY out loud! I love the dress and the color! Beautiful choice, birthday girl! ?❤️

    • August 10, 2016 / 1:34 pm

      Thank you so much, John!

  4. Cassie Davis
    August 9, 2016 / 1:53 am

    So chic! This would be such an elegant summer wedding outfit choice!

    • August 10, 2016 / 1:34 pm

      Thank you!

    • August 10, 2016 / 1:34 pm

      Thank you!

    • August 10, 2016 / 1:35 pm

      Thank you so much!

  5. August 9, 2016 / 10:03 pm

    Another gorgeous dress Lorna… this is so pretty on you… I love floral bodice and the hem is really sweet too… xox

    I am so glad you were able to have a cake that had no flour… it sounded like it was a winner. I will have to Google it and try it out too xox

    • August 10, 2016 / 1:35 pm

      Thank you so much! It’s really easy actually, it takes a long time to bake, but you use whisked egg whites instead of flour.

  6. August 11, 2016 / 12:14 am

    So good that you enjoyed your birthday! I loved this dress, by the way, soooo feminine, I really loved it! You are always so gorgeous! I also loved the beautiful Tamara Mellon pumps! The whole outfit is so delicate, ethereal in fact, perfect for you! Very beautiful pictures! Hope you have a great evening!

    • August 11, 2016 / 1:08 pm

      Thank you so much! Really glad you love it!

    • August 11, 2016 / 1:09 pm

      Thank you!

  7. August 11, 2016 / 10:58 pm

    Wow Lorna you look absolutely stunning and so ethereal in this fairy tale dress! I love the delicate shade of pink, the floral lace on the upper half, the full skirt which looks ideal for twirling, and the details on the back. You made a lovely choice, and it’s such a romantic dress which suits you perfectly. The refined yet understated accessories allow the dress to really stand out. I’m so glad to hear you had fun on your birthday outing at the zoo, and appreciated spending time with the different animals.

    It’s always a breath of fresh air to visit your blog.

    Lots of love Saba xx

    • August 12, 2016 / 12:09 am

      Thank you so much, Saba! I’m so glad you love it and that you love visiting my blog too! It means so much! Did you see the engagement Q&A I did with Adam too?

      • August 14, 2016 / 12:41 am

        Hey Lorna! You’re so welcome. It’s just what I feel to be true! Your Q & A post was also lovely and I enjoyed reading it a lot. I left a comment there too!


        • August 14, 2016 / 1:05 am

          Thank you, Saba!

  8. Amy Arnold
    August 12, 2016 / 1:15 pm

    This is a gorgeous dress! Love the top detail and the hem. What a great bag too!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • August 12, 2016 / 5:23 pm

      Thank you, Amy!

    • August 13, 2016 / 10:55 am

      Thank you!

    • August 13, 2016 / 10:56 am

      Thank you!!

    • August 13, 2016 / 10:56 am

      Thank you so much!

    • August 14, 2016 / 1:04 am

      Thank you!

    • August 14, 2016 / 1:04 am

      Thank you!

  9. August 13, 2016 / 8:12 pm

    Your dress is stunning! It’s so flattering on you. I hope you had a wonderful birthday!

    • August 14, 2016 / 1:04 am

      Thank you!

  10. Jack
    August 14, 2016 / 1:33 pm

    Lorna, you look so elegant and stylish. I love this dress on you! I haven’t commented before now, but you truly look so pretty. Fabulous!

    • August 14, 2016 / 2:09 pm

      Thank you so much, Jack! Very kind!

  11. August 14, 2016 / 10:10 pm

    Adore your ensemble lady! The pinks really stand out with background, just gorgeous! 🙂

    Pingkan x |

    • August 15, 2016 / 1:28 am

      Thank you 🙂

  12. August 15, 2016 / 2:47 pm

    Happy belated birthday! The dress is lovely – so feminine.

    • August 15, 2016 / 6:53 pm

      Thank you!

    • August 15, 2016 / 6:53 pm

      Thank you so much!

  13. Davina
    August 16, 2016 / 6:31 am

    Babe! Just wow! How gorge do you look?? What a nice dress 😀 You styled that incredibly! 🙂

    • August 16, 2016 / 11:03 am

      Really kind of you, thank you, Davina! So glad you like it!

  14. Jessi
    August 17, 2016 / 1:30 pm

    Wow hun, you look demure in that dress, what a beautiful lace design.

    • August 17, 2016 / 1:33 pm

      Thank you so much!

  15. Anna
    January 18, 2017 / 10:03 am

    I absolutely LOVE this dress, and bought it for my bridesmaid after seeing your pictures! 🙂

    The sizing came up absolutely huge though when I received it so I had to send it back – did you find that problem? The 6 was like a 12 – I was so disappointed because they don’t go any smaller than that.

    • January 18, 2017 / 3:03 pm

      Hi, no I didn’t have that problem at all. It fitted true to size for me actually, definitely not big. Perhaps you got one with the wrong label on it? 🙂

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